FORD TRANSIT CONNECT 2014: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Make : FORD Model : TRANSIT CONNECT Year : 2014
Build Dates : 2014-03-01 - 2014-05-15
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V406000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-08-06 Date Received by ODI: 2014-07-02 Date Added to Database: 2014-07-08
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 14C06
Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 368
Summary:
      Ford Motor Company "Ford" is recalling certain model year 2014 Transit Connect vehicles manufactured March 1, 2014, through May 15, 2014. The affected vehicles may have a brake reservoir cap that does not have the required text advising owners which brake fluid the vehicle uses. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
Consequence:
      Without the correct brake reservoir label on the cap someone may add the wrong brake fluid, causing damage to the brake system seals, resulting in brake fluid leaks, lengthened stopping distances and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Ford has notified owners. Dealers will replace the brake reservoir cap with a correct one, free of charge. The recall began on July 14, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14C06.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 135
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.